Hair Loss and Hair Breakage

Is It Hair Loss?
Every day, people lose about 50 to 70 hairs. You may find hair in the shower, on your brush, or on your pillow. You shouldn’t worry too much, at this as this is normal and expected from everyone. This is all part of the natural growth cycle of hair. If you should start to shed substantially more hair, that could be an indicator of a more significant problem.

When you lose hair from the root, you experience hair loss. Hair loss is roughly 70% hereditary and 30% chemical. You may not be able to prevent it from happening but you can certainly take steps to keep your hair as healthy as possible.

Hair breakage is due more to a lack of proper hair care. That can include over-processing, neglect, application of hair products, and tension on hair (from things such as weaves, braids, etc.) Curly hair is especially prone to breakage due to its texture and being more likely to tangle and snag.

How To Tell The Difference
If you look at the hair on your brush, if the root still has attached the white bulb that clients mistakenly take for dandruff or product buildup, you are losing your hair. If the end of your hair is frayed or looks chewed, then it is most likely breakage.

This is a situation that can be fixed:

  • There are ways to decrease both hair loss and hair breakage. You need to be diligent when detangling. Be extra careful, use a wide-tooth comb and take extra care to condition your hair strands.
  • Getting your hair regularly trimmed is important to reduce hair breakage.
  • What you eat is important. Water, a healthy diet, biotin supplements and a weekly deep conditioning treatments will help maintain your hair health.
  • Never bleach your hair. For all of you blonds out there, bleaching your hair is a big issue. You not only increase the chance of breakage, but you are using extremely toxic chemicals on your roots which can lead to hair loss and other health problems.
  • If you notice your hair is thinning, you should consult a doctor or hair loss specialist. There are several hair loss solutions out there and the sooner you get help, the better.
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Overcoming Female Hair Loss in the Boston Area

Recent studies have shown that over 40% of women over the age of 50 have some degree of hair loss. Hair loss isn’t just something that older adults have to deal with. There are many young women and even some young girls that suffer the emotional effects of hair loss. Regardless of your age, if you are coping with alopecia, trichotillomania, or the effects of chemotherapy, hair loss is never easy.

When a man starts to lose his hair, society is far more accepting of it than when a women starts to lose her hair. Women are so often judged by their looks and their hair is a big part of that. Women feel they are judged more harshly than men are when it comes to hairstyles, clothing, and body type. Because of this, women face a great deal of emotional and social issues in reaction to hair loss.

A woman at the first sign of hair loss will try to hide bald spots. This is a reaction to try and hold on to the hairstyle they have before they noticed they were having hair loss. For some it comes from panic and fear of how they feel people will judge them if they see bald spots.

Hair length and texture is a defining part of a woman’s self-identity. Changing hair color and style is a way that woman express their own individuality. When they have hair loss, it presents a real problem. It is as if a part of their beauty has been taken away. I would tell those women that the best thing you can do is do something about it. Visit with a hair replacement specialist for solutions that would work for you and your type of hair loss.

At The Hair Studio we specialize in non-surgical hair loss solutions for women. We can help you find the best solution that will allow you to get the hair of your dreams. We offer everything from laser hair treatments, to hair replacement and medical wigs. We can restore confidence in any woman with hair loss.

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Wigs for Alopecia and Other Conditions

Quality human hair wigs are a premium solution for women that are experiencing hair loss due to alopecia, cancer, and other medical conditions. For the many women that suffer from full or partial hair loss, it can be quite upsetting and even extremely traumatic. Our hair is one of the most immediate, and recognizable features we have. It plays such an important role for many women in how they present themselves to others, and how they view their overall self-image. Women wear wigs for lots of reasons, but for many women going through cancer treatments, alopecia, or other conditions, wearing a wig helps them regain their confidence and maintain a sense of glamour.

Wigs for Cancer Patients

There are a variety of medical and hereditary factors that contribute to hair loss for women. The current form of treatment for those with cancer involves a procedure known as chemotherapy. This treatment decreases or completely eliminates the hair on that individual’s body. While hair may not be the most important concern for those with cancer, for many women, wearing a wig gives them a sense of comfort while they undergo their treatments.

Wigs for Alopecia & Other Conditions

There are thousands of men and women in the United States that are affected by a condition known as alopecia. Alopecia sufferers can lose hair ranging from only small patches on their scalp, to those with alopecia universalis that suffer hair loss on their entire body. Alopecia is an unpredictable condition that can be difficult to treat. Many alopecia suffers find that wearing a medical grade wig offers them a practical and attractive solution so they can maintain a sense of their beauty that they had before the disease. These wigs are designed to have a comfort level that you can’t get with any other type of wig. When you have little to no hair on your scalp, you want something that won’t be scratchy or itchy on your scalp. A high-quality alopecia medical wig is designed to give the wearer a very comfortable fit so it can be worn all day, regardless of the activities you they do.

There are of course other conditions that can cause a person to have temporary and even permanent hair loss. At the Hair Studio and Wig Salon we see many men and women that suffer hair loss from a variety of different conditions. We work to give our clients the superior quality and construction of a human hair wig so they can beautiful and confident at a time when they need it most.

3 Hair Loss Questions Answered

Can You Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Maybe you tried a short hair style like a bob and now you have realized you don’t care for that style and want your long, flowing locks back. I am afraid to tell you that there is no secret to getting hair to grow faster. There are products out there that claim to increase the hair growth rate but what they actually encourage is hair growth. They give your hair the nutrients it needs to grow at it’s fastest rate but it doesn’t increase your full hair rate. Look for products that include zinc in them as well as biotin. If you are getting enough nutrients, your hair should grow but don’t expect to see inches every week.

Am I Losing More Hair Than I Should Be?

Hair loss is not the same for everyone. The average person will lose 50 or more strands of hair each day. This is just part of the normal hair growth cycle. During this hair growth cycle you can expect to see a certain amount of hair fall out in a certain amount of time, but that hair will grow back after the period of dormancy.

If your hair shedding happens in clumps then this might indicate a nutrient disorder or perhaps the side effects of medication and you should talk to your doctor.

Can I Stop Male Pattern Baldness from Happening?

You may have seen ads on television for hair products for thinning hair. Now you want to know if there is anything you can do to reduce the chance that your hairline will recede. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition. Your genes are already pre-programmed. It is important for you to eat a healthy diet if you want to minimize the risk of hair loss. There is no guaranteed way to stop hair loss however. The FDA has approved treatments that can help you maintain the hair you have and prevent further hair loss. If you notice you are starting to have thinning hair you should see a hair replacement specialist to learn more.





Women With Thinning Hair

Women's Hair Replacement - North Shore BostonMen and women both are affected with hair loss but the way our society is, male hair loss is more accepted than that of a woman’s. If are a woman that has just noticed your hair is beginning to thin, there are several hair replacement treatments that are available to you. From temporary wigs to laser hair therapy treatments, there is a perfect solution for your degree of hair loss that can aid in hair growth.

We have put together some basics when it comes to women’s hair loss that you should know.

Why Do Women Lose Their Hair?

Hair growth is a process where individual hair follicles all over the scalp go through a process known by periods of hair growth stages. Such things like age, health, and genetics all lead to some hair follicles to stop growing hair. There are also other factors that can cause a woman to have hair loss, and that involves medication and their lifestyle.

Warning Signs of Early Hair Loss

Hair loss in the beginning can easily go undetected. It doesn’t just happen overnight unless your hair loss is due to a medical procedure like chemotherapy. Hair loss is a gradual process for most individuals and if you suspect your hair is thinning you should look for signs of slow hair growth, and thinning hair areas and if you hairline changes.

Advances in Technology

Women find hair loss particularly devastating. Our society puts a lot of emphasis on hair for a woman as an identifier of their beauty. Don’t let hair loss leave you feeling less than a woman and less attractive or confident. The slowing of hair growth is part of the normal process as we get older but thanks to thinning hair treatment advances in laser hair growth and other hair replacement treatments, it doesn’t have to be that way for you. You can still enjoy a full head of hear well into your 60s and 70s.

At The Hair Studio and Wig Salon, we help both men and women conquer their hair loss problems. We offer advanced hair rejuvenation solutions, and a highly trained staff that we are sure can find a solution for you. Contact us for your free consultation today (718) 233-9787.

The Difference Between Hair Replacement and Wigs

If you are like many people, who when they first start to read about hair replacement systems and wigs, you probably have questions like “what is the difference”?

This is something we are asked quite often. Aren’t hair replacement systems and wigs basically the same thing? Well, here is a basic rundown of the explanation that is normally given by hair replacement providers to explain how thinning hair can be concealed.

Hair replacement is a phrase that has been around for over twenty years to separate the industry from just wigs. It was considered to be a more progressive solution to thinning hair and hair loss. A hair replacement system has several stages, such as scalp preparation, a hair system fitting, a styling session that also involves showing you steps on how to maintain your hair. The entire systems focus is on duplicating the look of your hair before you noticed your hair was thinning.

Men's & Women's Hair Replacement - Boston North ShoreWhat Is A Hair Replacement System?

Trying to explain a Hair Replacement System in spite of all the 1990’s marketing and commercials showcasing hair systems, it is actually quite difficult. Hair replacement systems are made from hand woven 100% real human hair or synthetic hair. The base that the hair is attached to is made from different materials. Two of the more common materials are a lace material or a very thin “skin” like material. The hair that is attached to the base and then the bottom of the base is then attached to the client’s head non-surgically. Once the system is in place and secure, the hair is then cut and styled to blend in to your hair on the sides and back. This gives you an undetectable look. During your initial hair consultation, you will work closely with a hair specialist who will design the hair system by choosing the size, color, density, texture and curl pattern to match your own hair flawlessly.

What Is A Wig?

Think of a wig like a ready-to-wear shirt. Basic wigs have some customization like the style, color, and texture that is set and can’t be changed. Some of the professional wigs can provide you with a very nice look for minimal investment. Wigs come in a variety of types that range from standard off the rack to your fashion wigs, which cost more than your basic wigs and are often made from 100% human hair. These wigs allow you to style the hair much like you would your own natural growing hair. We see individuals all the time that use these wigs because they are going through medical treatments. In this case a wig is great option. Those with Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis can use wigs or hair systems.

Even after reading about hair system and wig information, you might be still thinking, “Which option is best for me?” It is best to work with an experienced hair specialist who can offer both approaches and can help you decide which is best for you.

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What is a European Hair Wig?

European Hair Wigs

European hair wigs are amazing. For many women dealing with hair loss from alopecia areata, wigs are certainly something they think about. Choosing to wear a wig does wonders for building up your self-image and even your self-esteem.

It doesn’t matter if you have been wearing wigs for years or if you are just starting to think about getting one, we know you have questions and we hope to answer them.

European hair wigs are natural and healthy looking and they can be curled, straightened and blown dried with hair dryers. This is because of the quality of hair that is used and the fact that each hair piece is crafted by hand.

What is meant by the term “European Hair?”

European Hair is a term used that simply means the hair trimmed off the head of a person of European decent. Much of the “European Hair” available today comes from Southern America.

When the Wig Manufacturer gets the hair, what happens next?

Hair grows in varying lengths. Wigs are often created with hair that is of all one length. When more than one length of hair is used the wig maker will one use one length of hair at a time to create layers in the wig. The fist step that is done is the European human hair is sorted by length. During this process, we take the opportunity to remove any hairs that may be damaged or not up to our standards. The hair is placed into bundles that are separated by length. For virgin hair (which means it is not color processed) will stop right there and the hair is then sewn into a wig or hair-piece.

How do I care for my European Hair Wig?

It goes without saying that you should use quality hair products that are designed to wash and moisturize European hair wigs. There are a few steps you will want to follow to ensure you keep your wig looking beautiful. The wig specialists at our Boston North Shore wig studio can help you choose the right products for your particular wig.

  • Take a moment to remove all knots first. Lay your wig down flat and detangle gently. You don’t want to pull to harshly on the hairs.
  • Be sure to rinse from the roots to the ends with lukewarm water.
  • Double shampoo and then condition the wig (with salon quality shampoo and conditioner)
  • Towel dry (gently)
  • Leave your European hair wig to dry a little before you start to brush. This gives the root knots time to dry.

One of the advantages of a European Hair Wig is that you can curl it and style it just like your own natural hair.  Because your European hair wig is made from the finest quality natural human hair that has not been processed, you can use the same styling tools on your wig as you would your own hair including curling irons, straighteners, and hot air blow dryers.  Pro tip: use only professional grade styling tools on your wig.  You will be glad you did.

When brushing your wig we know it can be tempting to brush away, but remember it is a wig so be gently with the strokes.

Storing your wig is important to make sure they will hold her style and also help them live a little longer.